Bengals' George Iloka: Undergoes minor shoulder procedure
Iloka underwent a minor procedure on his shoulder Thursday but is expected to be ready for the Bengals' offseason workout program, Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Jim OwczarskiVerified account @JimOwczarski 16h16 hours agoMore
#Bengals safety George Iloka had a scope on his right shoulder. It was an outpatient procedure and he should be good to go for spring work.
Trevor Roach retiring per Dehner and Terrell.
Saw that. Said he didn't love football the way he used to anymore. Stuck in practice squad Hell can do that, I would think.
Originally Posted by Jason_NC
Sounds like Roach gave it a lot of thought, and that he has options for his future. Good for him.
Lost love leads to Roach's retirement
Posted 22 hours ago
Geoff HobsonEditorBengals.comFollow Me Blog
When football became a job and not a love, Bengals linebacker Trevor Roach knew at the tender age of 24 it was time to retire.
Roach, whose NFL career consisted of two seasons, five games, and one post-season tackle, informed his teammates late last season and on Friday it became official when the Bengals put him on the reserve/retired list.
“Once I realized I didn’t love football like I used to, it wasn’t worth going forward,” Roach said. “The money’s good, but that’s not why I got into it. When I started showing up and it felt like work, that’s when I knew it was time.”
Roach, an undrafted free agent out of Nebraska, spent his rookie season on the practice squad until he was signed for the 2015 Wild Card game after linebacker Emmanuel Lamur went on injured reserve and he had a special teams tackle against the Steelers.
He dressed for the first three games last season, went back to the practice squad when WILL backer Vontaze Burfict returned from suspension, and then returned for the regular-season finale. Roach played two snaps from scrimmage and logged another special teams tackle, but play time had nothing to do with it.
It had been on his mind for awhile
“I thought we had a chance to win it all, so I came back this year,” Roach said. “I talked to my mentor and I told him, ‘I’m going to play again and try to come home with a ring.’ And he told me, ‘You already have the most important ring.’ My wedding ring.”
His wife’s job as a nurse at Children’s Hospital in Omaha is a factor. Plus, Stephanie’s husband, a double major in finance and management with a minor in economics at the University of Nebraska, wants to get to work in corporate finance.
“She really loves her job and we would have been living apart again for a lot of the year,” Roach said. “There were a couple of factors, but mainly it was falling out of love with it. And I want to start my own career and I’ve seen guys play for 10 years and have their bodies beat up and I didn’t want to do that.”
Roach let the linebackers room in on his decision during the season and he said they were supportive.
“Some of them said take your time and think about it before making my decision,” Roach said.
On Friday, it was official.
Katherine TerrellVerified account @Kat_Terrell Feb 13More
The first day for teams to place the franchise tag on players is Wednesday. I wouldn't expect the Bengals to use the tag this year.
SiriusXMNFL: . ericwinston I'm very hopeful to be back in Cincinnati with the #bengals this coming year. It looks promising to be back
if you hadn't heard, Dolphins cut DE Mario Williams today. Fits Bengals mold, though probably not their price tag, and who knows what he has left. Might be good in a rotation for the right price. Only 6.5 sacks in the last two seasons.
He's laid an egg in his last two stops, and in Buffalo, he got a bad rep as a whiner/ a bit of a diva who didn't always play hard. He said it wasn't a good scheme fit, but I'm sure he took the money before they cut him. No thanks.
Originally Posted by Bengals1181